Agree totally with you Beth.  I have always mingled neg and pos as long as;
A:  The negatives are adult who have been vaccinated and given time for it
to circulate thru their systems
B.  they aren't young kittens who haven't been thru full series of shots
and given time for it to " take".   Young kittens are apparently much more
susceptible to this nasty condition.

I have never had a negative test positive later.

Good luck with your babies.


On Monday, October 14, 2013, Beth wrote:

> The tests are totally different. The IFA tests to see if the virus is
> circulating in the bone marrow, which means the cat will not throw off the
> virus. The ELISA snap tests for the virus in the blood. A cat can be
> positive on the snap test but negative on the IFA. This means they have a
> chance of throwing off the virus.
> So we know Baby is definitely positive.
> You might want to re-test Moe on the SNAP test & if positive do an IFA of
> just skip to the IFA. If the IFA on Moe is positive neither cat is going to
> throw off the virus & they can mingle.
> Just FYI, a lot of us here mix out positive & negative cats, vaccinating
> the negative cats. I have done so for almost 15 years & have never had the
> virus get transmitted to my negative cats. My old vet used to vaccinate my
> negative twice a year. Of coarse this is a personal decision.
> Good luck & thank you for keeping Moe & Baby & giving them a chance at
> life.
> Beth
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> *Subject:* [Felvtalk] Please help with testing confusion!
> I'm confused and hope people can help me to understand this.
>  I have two cats who have tested positive for felv.  One, Moe has tested
> positive twice on the ELISA, and the tests were done a year apart.  Baby,
> has tested positive both on a SNAP and an IFA test - done two months apart.
>  Different vets were used.
>  They have been kept separate, both from each other and our negative cats.
>  So, the question is can they be safely introduced to each other?  Do I
> need Moe to be retested using the IFA?  Do I need Baby retested using the
>  Please, any light that can be shed on this will be incredibly helpful.
>  Thank you so much!
>  Leslie & the furballs
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